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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rutland, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful night at Rusacks during a two week tour of Scotland. The hotel is right on the 18th fairway of St. Andrews Golf Club and on the far side of the fairway is the ocean. The views are spectacular. The bar and dining room were among the best I have ever seen. The dinner in the main... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got Nick Faldo room, old room with AC units view, scratched and dirty walls, chipped doors etc. We stood for two nights and it was the biggest disappointment during our 21 days trip across the UK and Scotland. We did not find the breakfast so great, service was very slow and when finally they brought our plate, they unfortunately... More

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few hotels around the world can be described as iconic but Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews clearly falls into this category. Just a sand wedge from the 18th green of the Old Course, with the award winning restaurant Rocca Bar and Grill, where the food is first class, and recently refurbished rooms, it is the place to stay when visiting... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
71 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for my 40th birthday with wife and friends, for some golf. Overlooking the Old Course, the views were amazing. The breakfast buffet was awesome and certainly set us up for each day. I will definitely go back!

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this hotel while on a golf vacation. The location is fantastic as the hotel is located along the 18th fairway of the Old Course. We were in the Ginger Beer Room which had the best views. From our main window we had a view of the West Sands as well as the 1st & 18th... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting you thoughts of the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel on Tripadvisor. We are truly blessed with some of the most beautiful and iconic views in the world and I am delighted you enjoyed them. Our rooms have recently been refurbished making them some of the most beautiful hotel bedrooms in St Andrews….not to mention the King... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just returned from a few days at the Rusacks hotel St Andrews . We had a recently refurbished room overlooking the old course and it was beautiful . The food in the One Under Gastro pub was excellent . The main reason I am doing this review is that the staff were all excellent . A special mention has to... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting you thoughts of the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel on Tripadvisor. I have worked in many beautiful hotels across the world and it is the team members that make a good hotel a GREAT hotel. It is very rewarding as General Manager to hear such comments about my team and the level of service they deliver.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is the third time I've stayed in St Andrews and the Rusacks is by far and away the best accommodation I've stayed in. If you are a golf fan the views from our room are unparalleled any were in the world. If not then they are still something you would never tire of. We had the luck of staying... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul It was wonderful to meet you during your stay and I trust you caught your train in time! Thank you for your kind words. It’s highly rewarding to read such feedback about so many aspects of our hotel. We are blessed with great views, a fantastic location, a newly refurbished hotel, a 3 rosette restaurant and most importantly... More

glasgow,Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

just had a delightful stay at the rusacks hotel with my three friends,we found the hotel very welcoming and found the staff very informative when we asked about the local area.we also enjoyed a full scottish breakfast overlooking the famous golf course the dining room was most inviting.the hotel lounge area was also very interesting with all the paintings of... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest It’s great to hear you had a lovely time at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel with your friends. Thank you for your kind comments, I will make sure they are passed on to my team. Thank you again and I hope to have the chance to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards More

Prescott, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This very historic hotel overlooks the Olde Course in St. Andrews. We enjoyed everything EXCEPT being on the road side of the hotel! Very noisy and loud. It was hot and humid (believe it or not) when we were there so we had to open our windows for cool air and the noise was keeping us awake. If you get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here on a one night 2 day visit to St Andrews. Would highly recommend a visit to this hotel. Staff very professional but warm & friendly with it. Hotel itself very clean & comfortable & the cooked breakfast was delicious. Would definitely stay at the Rusack again & would recommend it to anyone visiting St Andrews.

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Address: Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Overlooking the world famous Old Course, you can indulge in a round or simply watch others tee'ing off from our comfortable R Bar. Our award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town. ... more   less 
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